Home and office spaces with high humidity levels are prone to mildew and mold proliferation. A musty odor, water droplets on windows, and wet wall patches, these are telltale signs of damp in the air. The ideal moisture content in any room should be about 30-50%. At times, structural ventilation and air conditioners can fail us. That's when dehumidifiers come in.
Dehumidifiers work to cleanse the air of excess moisture and maintain a preferred, healthy humidity level. They are made for rooms of all sizes and have different settings to customize your needs.
There are two factors you should consider when buying a dehumidifier: the size of the room and the extraction capacity of a dehumidifier. The Keystone High-Efficiency 50-Pint Dehumidifier is optimized for spaces measuring up to 3000 sq ft. Depending on how damp the area is, the machine can extracts up to 50 pints of water in 24 hours. The moisture is condensed into a water bucket tacked in at the front. Once the bucket is full, the dehumidifier alerts you and shuts off. For more convenience, you can connect a hose to the dehumidifier, so the extracted water continuously drains out.
At the top of the Keystone is a touch control and notifications panel. The dehumidifier works in two modes, turbo and normal. For added convenience, it has a 24-hour timer and a humidistat that displays humidity levels. In the event of a power outage, the auto-reset function saves and restores your preferred settings, saving you the hassle of starting from default settings.
As mentioned above, when choosing a dehumidifier, we advise you factor in the size of your room. The Frigidaire 30-Pint Dehumidifier is ideal for any room measuring up to 1,500 square feet. It is an excellent choice for small to mid-sized spaces. The dehumidifier is made from quality plastic that gives it a minimalist finish. Its exterior is easy to clean. The touch controls and the alert interface is within comfortable reach.
The Frigidaire dehumidifier has a 7.1-pint water tank, but it sucks up to 30 pints of water in 24 hours. The moment the water tank is full, the dehumidifier lets out an alert and auto-turns off. You have to empty the water tank periodically. For continuous dehumidifying, you can connect a pipe from the drainage port to a sink, basement sump, or as you deem fit. The clean air filter is removable and eligible for washing after 250 hours of use.
The Frigidaire 70-pint capacity dehumidifier is an improved version of our runner-up dehumidifier. Besides differences in tank capacity, this particular one has an inbuilt pump. Most dehumidifiers that offer the continuous drainage option do so with the help of gravity. This specific dehumidifier comes with an inbuilt pump. If you prefer the extracted water to be discharged into a higher outlet like a sink or window, this is your best choice.
It has a simple touch control panel. The panel has several features, but it is well labeled to help you get the settings right. The humidifier has a 24-hour on/off timer, and a humidistat to help balance air moisture. The air filter is removable and washable since it is bound to trap bacteria.
Small rooms do not have the luxury of space to accommodate big appliances. The Pro Breeze Mini Dehumidifier is ideal for small areas measuring up to 220 sq ft. Be it the kitchen, office, bathroom, garage, or bedroom; the Pro Breeze removes damp, excess moisture, and mold in a breeze. The humidifier has a removable 52-ounce water tank but extracts 18 ounces of water per day. You do not have to empty the tank every single day.
The dehumidifier automatically goes off, and an LED light comes on once the tank is full. The Pro Breeze is ultra-quiet and energy-efficient, making it a good pick for bedrooms and offices. It is energy efficient and runs quietly. The mini dehumidifier is light and is ideal for moving around the house.
The Eva-dry E-500 Mini Dehumidifier is quite tiny and works well in small enclosed areas up to 500 cubic feet. We have all kept clothes and documents in a closet and desk drawer, respectively. After a while, the clothes and papers smell like damp and feel wet. The culprit? Excess moisture. Enclosed spaces like safes, closets, desk drawers, under the kitchen sink are all prone to high humidity. The humidifier works without batteries or a power outlet.
The Eva-dry mini dehumidifier uses silica gel instead of batteries or a power outlet. Inside the dehumidifier are orange crystals visible through an indicator window. Excess moisture and musty odor are extracted and trapped by the gel. Once it hits its capacity of six ounces, the orange crystals turn green. You then plug it into a power outlet for about 12-14 hours to renew the crystals. Once the crystals go back to orange, it is ready for use again. The dehumidifier is usually good for 3-8 weeks, depending on the size of the space and amount of humidity.